• Samantha D
  • Advertising Art Director
  • Last/current workplace: Fossil Group, Inc
  • 38 years old from Brighton, VIC


With years of experience in the Fine Arts, I am looking for a creative role that exercises my leadership strengths and my strategic problem solving skills. Ideally this position would be within an Art Gallery or Museum setting, and it would complement my background in Communications, Event Management, and Administration. I have a Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts and have worked with Galleries in New York. Moreover, I have learned a great deal about the Australian culture with my time as a Retail Manager; I feel confident this solidifies my comfortability within the regional demographic and I am eager for a new opportunity.

Employment History

  • Fossil Group, Inc

    • Jan 2013 - Nov 2014
    Fossil Group, Inc. Flagship Store Manager (January 2013 to November 2014) Chadstone Shopping Centre, Chadstone, Australia • Exceed goals in "key performance indicators" (KPI's) that resulted in becoming one of the top 50 stores in the world for the company • Manage complicated banking duties and petty cash registry • Customize associates' training and manage a team of 15 casual staff • Build clientele relationships to ensure top rankings in customer service • Liaise communications between Directors, National Managers, and Store Managers • Follow and elaborate on strict visual merchandising guidelines in store • Influence the growth of peers and other Junior Managers in the district
  • Southland Shopping Centre

    • Oct 2012 - Jan 2013
    Assistant Store Manager (October 2012 to January 2013) Southland Shopping Centre, Cheltenham, Australia • Advance leadership skills and build cultural awareness • Encourage feedback to and from all levels of the team • Expand on the ideas of the Store Manager while embracing independent Management tactics • Quickly received promotion to the flagship location at Chadstone Shopping Centre
  • Hidrock Realty, Inc

    • Jan 2012 - Dec 2012
    Hidrock Realty, Inc. Office Administrator / Receptionist (2012) New York, New York, USA • Secure and communicate the daily schedule for Property Managers and Maintenance • Answer/direct phone calls and oversee conference services • Resolve account disputes and assist in payment of other office accounts • Proofread important correspondence and make final corrections • Deliver highly sensitive information to business partners and acquaintances • Perform ad hoc jobs for the Executives and Directors whenever needed
  • Salon Ciel Gallery

    • Jan 2010 - Jan 2012
    Salon Ciel Gallery Curator/Biographer/Public Relations Intern (2010 to 2012) New York, New York, USA • Collaborate with artists to discuss arrangement of their work • Research and recruit new artists for shows or group shows • Write artist biography blurbs for the Gallery website • Coordinate with the Marketing Director to promote opening receptions • Merge buyers with artists to facilitate artwork sales • Critique artist portfolios and give feedback for growth • Manage the opening reception operations and entry


  • Sales
  • Content Creation
  • Graphic Design
  • Marketing
  • Other

Education History

  • Bowling Green State University current

    Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts obtained Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA Club Involvement: Student Ceramics Association, Elected Treasurer / Club Events Manager Volunteer Involvement: Curator Assistant at Dorothy Uber Bryan and Willard Wankelman Galleries; University Frame Shop Assistant and Planner Art Library Staff Volunteer: Materials handler, Database maintenance